WR - DAL - IR
Week 3 Outlook
The Dallas Cowboys placed Michael Gallup on the injured reserve on Monday.
Gallup can be activated after three weeks. This was the expected timetable after he suffered a calf strain in the Cowboys loss last Thursday against Tampa Bay. Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb should see an insane amount of targets while Gallup is sidelined. Cedrick Wilson stepped up in Gallup's absence last week.
It is being reported that Michael Gallup suffered a calf strain in the Cowboys loss on Thursday against the Buccaneers.
Gallup is expected to miss three to five weeks as a result. He was seeing a lot of action early in the game before leaving with the injury. This should only benefit Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. This could benefit Dalton Schultz as well who caught all six of his targets on Thursday, though Blake Jarwin will also play a role.
Cowboys wide receiver caught four of his seven targets for 36 yards before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the second half. He is expected to be further evaluated on Friday, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.
The Cowboys threw the ball 58 times on Thursday, and Gallup managed to see seven targets despite leaving the game early. Check back this weekend for updates on his status.
Michael Gehlken reports that Cowboys WR Michael Gallup is enjoying increased work in slot.
Gallup has been focusing on route-running and conceptual details so far this camp. Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb can all play in slot, which adds a new dynamic to the already explosive offense. Gallup’s ability to play every receiver position means he should have more opportunity to both be on the field and score more fantasy points. Entering a contract season, his is just two years removed from a season where he had 66 receptions for 1,107 yards. Last season, without Dak Prescott, he was essentially a deep threat, with an 11.8 yard average target distance. He saw 17 deep targets, and made up for over 27 percent of the air yards share.
Talking to reporters Saturday, Dallas Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said WR Michael Gallup made a “huge step” this offseason, and that “Michael is playing all three receiver positions.” McCarthy added playing all three receiver positions gives Gallup "more opportunities" in the passing game.
Because of the difference in target distance for the three receiver roles - X, Z, and slot - in an offense, the variety in Gallup's alignment, route tree gives the WR more opportunities at short and medium depth targets, according to Michael Gehlken. Entering a contract year, Gallup's less than two years removed from a 66-catch, 1,107-yard season. Last season, the WR was essentially a deep threat. Gallup totaled an 11.8 average target distance, 17 deep targets, and a 27.4% air yards share.